DALES PONY - BREED DESCRIPTION
height range is 14hhh to 14.2hh.
||A strong, active
pony, full of quality and spirit. True pony character. Alert,
highly couraged, intelligent and kind.
a few grey and bay, and occasionally roan.
||A white star
and/or snip on the head. White fetlocks to the hind legs only.
||Neat and pony
like, showing no dish. Broad between the eyes, which should be
bright and alert. Pony ears slightly incurving. Long forelock
of straight hair down the face.
||Strong and of
ample length. Stallions should display a bold outlook with well-arched
crest. Throat and jaws clean-cut. Long, flowing mane.
sloping shoulders with well-developed muscles. Withers not too
and deep through the chest, with well-sprung ribs.
deep, lengthy and powerful. Second thighs well-developed and
very muscular. Tail well set on, not high, with plenty of long,
straight hair reaching the ground.
||Broad, flat and
clean. Well let down with plenty of dense flat bone below.
||Set square. Short
and very muscular, with broad, well-developed knees.
||The very best
of feet and legs. Flexible joints, showing quality with no coarseness.
The cannons should display 8"-9.½" of flat flinty
bone and well defined tendons. Pasterns should be nicely sloping
and of good length. Ample silky feather on the heels. Large,
round feet, open at the heels, with well developed frogs. Hooves
have distinctive blue horn
||Clean, high straight
and true. Going forward on "all fours" with tremendous
energy. The knee and hock are lifted, the hindlegs flexed well
under the body for powerful drive.